Financial planning

Intro

Do you want to grow organically or expand through a merger or acquisition (M&A)? What funds do you need and how can you raise them? What’s the worth of your company? Financial planning is all about creating tailored solutions to reshape your horizon, empowering your growth through financial solutions and giving you peace of mind regarding the future of your business. Count on us to help you make the right decisions to turn your dreams into reality and maximize your return on investment.

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Financing & funding

Growing your business always leads to financial challenges. We get that. That’s why we don’t just look at the numbers, but challenge your ambitions as an entrepreneur and ask the right questions about your business. This way, we can align your financing and funding options with your business goals, build a strong pitch for your company, and introduce you to the right partners and investors.

Grants & subsidies

Grants and subsidies can speed up your growth trajectory considerably - and sometimes even prevent the need for external financing altogether. But it can be difficult to detect and apply for subsidies that are relevant to your challenges. Count on Equals Three to guide you through the complex web of grants and subsidies, and connect you to the right authorities and agencies.

Valuation

A valuation is more than just numbers. It’s a reflection of your journey from the very start to where you are today - with all its ups and downs - as well as the future potential of your business. Through various valuation methods, we get to know the ins and outs of your business. We then turn the insights we gathered into a comprehensive story that serves as an excellent theoretical foundation for what comes next.

Buying a business

An acquisition is a time-consuming process with many potential pitfalls. Unsure where to start? At Equals Three, we don’t just take care of the actual transaction, but act as your sparring partner before and after the acquisition, thinking along with you to make sure your investment has an optimal return and is embedded into your company vision seamlessly.

Selling a business

Selling your business means handing over the reins of your life’s work. We take a deep dive into your company and get to know you, your partners and any other stakeholders through and through. By balancing the hard side of selling and the soft side of knowing why, we help you make the right choices for you and your business. Selling a business can be an emotional roller coaster ride, but we’ll do everything we can to make it as smooth as possible.

The Equals Three approach to financial planning

Joëll De Smet Managing partner at Equals Three
“Entrepreneurs work hard every day to build something that is truly their own. Through financial planning, we help them grow their business in a way that fits them perfectly or sell it to just the right buyer. By making the process as personal and straightforward as possible, and supporting our clients every step of the way, we give them the peace of mind they deserve.”

Featured portfolio

Curious to find out what we have in store for you? Discover some of the most recent additions to our portfolio below.

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FAQ

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Am I obligated to sell my company through a financial partner?

You have no obligation - legal or otherwise - to sell your company through a financial partner. However, we can unburden you in many different ways, so you can keep focusing on running your business. We bring the right candidates to the table, take care of the negotiations, optimize the acquisition structure… This way, we make sure you successfully sell your business according to your wishes.

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Can I sell part of my business?

Yes. Selling your company does not necessarily mean that you have to step down completely. You can sell part of your business to safeguard your accumulated business capital, limit your risks as an entrepreneur and run your business more freely, or get the right partners aboard to secure future growth.

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How long does it take to sell my business?

When we sell your business, we go through 2 phases together. During the preparation phase we get to know your business, assess your business plan, value your business, and compile your information memorandum. This takes roughly 6 to 8 weeks. During the execution phase we analyze your sector, connect to our network, make the deal, take care of due diligence, and assist in the required documentation. This usually takes between 6 to 9 months. Please note that the actual time it takes to sell your business will depend on many different factors.

Do you have any more questions about M&A? Discover more answers to frequently asked questions.

Looking for financial solutions to grow your business? We’d love to hear about your challenges and discuss a feasible and effective approach.

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